Imagine living in a home surrounded by beautiful works of art created by world renowned artists such as Dale Chihuly, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt and Ellsworth Kelly. Peter and Diana Jannetta did just that, collecting modern American artwork and integrating it into their everyday life and home. Their transformational gift of these contemporary works of art to The Westmoreland has allowed us to expand our collection past 1950. Come meet this generous couple for a gallery talk as they revisit their art in its new “home” and share their personal stories about the acquisition of individual pieces and how they integrated these amazing objects into their day-to-day life.
With an extensive background in art, architecture, and design, Diana R. Jannetta has served on the Board of Trustees for The Westmoreland for twenty four years and was WQED-FM’s long-time voice for the arts. Peter J. Jannetta, MD, is an internationally recognized neurosurgeon and is currently Vice Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery and Director of the Cranial Nerve Center at Allegheny General Hospital. Married in 1988, the Jannettas first began collecting with the purchase of a photograph by Edward Steichen, Nude with Cat, from Camera Work Vol. 2 Page 39, dated 1903. Their favorite period is the minimalism of the 1970s and 1980s.